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Karwan Eskerie


About Karwan

Karwan is a litigator and government law specialist, with extensive experience acting for various government clients in a wide range of practice areas, including constitutional, administrative, regulatory and commercial law.

In 2017, Karwan was named Partner of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. He is also listed in the AFR's Best Lawyers in Australia list for Immigration Law in 2019.

What he does

Karwan advises Commonwealth agencies on complex statutory interpretation issues, administrative decision-making, legislative processes, reviews and regulatory action. He also manages complex litigation and appears as advocate.

Karwan also supports Commonwealth agencies to embed legally defensible decision making as part of our Government Legal Training Services.

Who he works with

Karwan acts for several major Commonwealth agencies.


Karwan has a Bachelor of Civil Law with distinction from the University of Oxford. He also has Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Auckland.

He has been admitted as a Barrister in England and Wales, and a solicitor in New Zealand, England and Wales, and New South Wales.

Life before Sparkes

Karwan began his legal career in New Zealand, where he worked in the local government team of a top-tier firm in Auckland. He subsequently practised as a solicitor in leading government practices in England before transferring to the Bar. He worked as a Barrister in London from 2010 until he joined Sparke Helmore.

Life outside of Sparkes

Outside work, Karwan’s life revolves around his family, good food and literature. 

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t: +61 2 9260 2466
m: +61 424 893 572
o: Sydney
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